Coronavirus update 13 March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance and support.


Makeup pads (cotton or other)

  • Avoid waste by using reusable face cloth instead
  • Dispose of in your household waste bin (dark green lid)

Massage chairs

Massage mats/pads (electric)

Mattresses and bed bases

Meat, fat, raw bones

  • Recycle in your Bokashi bin Bokashi bin or green cone solar composter
  • Recycle in your FOGO bin (lime green lid)

Meat trays (rigid plastic only, washed)

Note: do not put polystyrene trays that snap easily in your recycling bin. Dispose of these in your household waste bin (dark green lid).

Medical waste

Contact your local GP for correct disposal of various types of medical waste or for permission to use their on-site medical waste bin. 

Medicines (old)

Note: do not flush down the toilet or put in your waste bin.

Medicine bottle (glass or plastic, empty, leave lids on)

Mobile phones

Mobile phone charges


Musical instruments

Musical instruments (electrical)

Motor oil (max. 20L in 5L cans)

Motor oil container (empty)

Napkins (paper)

  • Avoid waste by using reusable cloth napkins
  • Recycle by tearing into small pieces and adding to your compost bin
  • Recycle in your FOGO bin (lime green lid)

Nappies (disposable, wrapped/bagged)

  • Avoid waste by using modern cloth reusable nappies
  • Dispose of in your household waste bin (dark green lid)

Olive pips

  • Recycle in your FOGO bin (lime green lid)


Oyster shells